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  • How NYC’s Pasta King Lost 137 Pounds

    01/10/2017 11:04:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2017 | Dana Schuster
    Michael White, the Michelin-starred chef behind acclaimed Italian restaurants such as Marea and Ai Fiori, has dropped 137 pounds over the past five years — but he’s still enjoying the pasta that made him famous. In 2010, the 6-foot-4-inch chef noticed his body was aching. He was uncomfortable, his feet hurt and he lacked energy. He stepped on the scale and was shocked by the number he saw: 374 — 100 pounds more than he weighed as a football player at Rock Valley College in Illinois.
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - Special Low Carb Edition

    10/17/2016 3:49:54 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 185 replies
    Last week, the Better Homes and Gardens email newsletter had some great pumpkin decorating ideas; I liked this one using mini-lights: You could also do this using 'Funkins', the carve-able artificial pumpkins, for a more permanent decoration: http://funkins.comIf you're somewhat artistically inclined, BHG also has a stencil for carving a pumpkin to represent your favorite Presidential candidate: do have to sign up, to get the stencil.) ________________________________________________ We've had a request to do a 'Low Carb' cooking thread, and I thought we'd start it early on this busy week. One of my favorite - and easiest - lunches to...
  • Eat away: Italian study shows pasta doesn't make you fat

    07/06/2016 2:50:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies ^ | 05 Jul 2016 11:40 GMT+02:00
    If you’ve banished pasta from your kitchen cupboard in the hope of squeezing into last year’s Speedos or bikini before your summer holidays, you’re making a terrible mistake. An Italian study, published in the journal “Nutrition and Diabetes” this month, reveals for the first time a link between how much pasta you eat and how slim you are likely to be. […] “Our findings show a negative association of pasta consumption with general and central obesity,” the authors wrote. In short: the more you eat pasta, the less you are likely to be overweight. …
  • From Obese to Bikini Model: 230lb woman reveals how she lost 1/2 her weight W/out surgery (Exercise)

    04/06/2016 12:22:16 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 55 replies
    Detroit Newstime ^ | 04-06-2016 | Phoebe Jackson
    'I began with small steps, I didn't actually change the way I ate until fairly far into my fitness journey.'I guess you could say I hit a plateau - so I started to change the way I ate.'I watched my portions and ate more fruits and veggies, less packaged food more whole food.'She reached 115lb then hired a coach to help to weight train to sculpt her figure and entered her first fitness competition in 2014.She admitted being nervous the first time she stepped on stage but praised her coaches who helped prepare her.'I truly enjoyed the process. I was...
  • Good news in the fight against diabetes

    12/02/2015 8:59:07 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 02, 2015 - 3:31 | Fox News
    US sees national trend of declining new cases
  • Cellular Weight Loss and High Intensity Weight Loss Myths - CHTV Episode 5

    11/29/2015 7:36:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Dr. Daniel Pompa
    Cellular Healing TV - Episode 4 [5] Cellular Weight Loss and High Intensity Weight Loss Myths
  • Weight Loss Myths Busted - CHTV Episode 4

    11/29/2015 6:59:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Dr. Daniel Pompa
    Cellular Healing TV Jan. 31, 2014 Dr. Pompa explains more on R2.
  • A pint of water before meals is the secret to losing weight, scientists claim

    08/26/2015 8:19:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The London Mirror ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jennifer Cockerell
    A new study by the University of Birmingham revealed that obese adults who 'pre-loaded- with 500ml of plain tap water lost an average of 9.5lbs in 12 weeks.The key to losing weight could be as simple as drinking a pint of water before mealtimes , researchers have said. A study in which obese adults consumed 500ml of water half an hour before eating main meals saw them report an average loss of 4.3kg (9.48lbs) over a 12-week period. Researchers at the University of Birmingham said the simple trick could be hugely beneficial, and easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through...
  • Is diet – rather than exercise – the key to losing weight? Cambridge health experts enter the debate

    04/25/2015 5:10:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Cambridge News ^ | 04/23/2015 | Florence Snead
    f you haven't made it to the gym this week then don't fret – it turns out exercise might not be as important as we all think. That's the stance being taken in a new study which has suggested it is in fact diet – and not exercise – that is the key to tackling obesity. Research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has claimed poor diet now generates more disease than physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking combined. So should we all just kick back on the sofa with a snack – as long as we stick to...
  • Chris Christie should let Americans in on his weight loss journey

    01/11/2015 11:57:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 11, 2015 | Beverly Hallberg
    If two out of three adults are considered to be overweight in America, it is no surprise that losing weight tops New Year’s resolutions every year. Regardless of age, race, or gender, the battle of the bulge unites many of us. Heck, I even hired a personal trainer since I can’t get it together on my own. And while most of us will abandon our nutrition and exercise routines before January is over, there is a man whose dedication to health in 2015 could make all the difference in the 2016 elections. His name is Chris Christie, governor of New...
  • When you lose weight, where does the fat go? It turns into carbon dioxide.

    12/17/2014 8:43:25 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 48 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12/16/2014 | University of New South Wales
    The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians and personal trainers is that the missing mass has been converted into energy or heat. "There is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss," says Professor Andrew Brown, head of the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. "The correct answer is that most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide. It goes into thin air," says the study's lead author, Ruben Meerman, a physicist and Australian TV science presenter. ------------------- The second most frequently asked question is whether weight loss can cause global warming.
  • Dr. Oz’s ‘Magic Weight-Loss Cure’ Loses Remaining Support (green coffee bean extract)

    10/27/2014 6:01:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    LiveScience ^ | October 21, 2014 12:02pm ET | Bahar Gholipour
    Green coffee bean extract, which Dr. Mehmet Oz promoted on his show as a “magic weight-loss cure,” had one scientific study backing up the extract’s purported effects. Now, that research has been retracted, the blog Retraction watch reported. Oz had to do some explaining on Capitol Hill in June, when senators asked him why he, as a surgeon and well-known doctor, promotes the use of weight-loss products that are scientifically unfounded. […] The green coffee bean manufacturer, Applied Food Sciences Inc., agreed to pay a $3.5 million settlement after the Federal Trade Commission charged the company with using the results...
  • A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

    09/02/2014 4:58:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 106 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept 2, 2014 | A O'Connor
    People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows. The findings are unlikely to be the final salvo in what has been a long and often contentious debate about what foods are best to eat for weight loss and overall health. The notion that dietary fat is harmful, particularly saturated fat, arose decades ago from comparisons of disease rates among large national populations. But more recent clinical studies in which...
  • The best way to lose weight? A diet filled with protein: Eating fish, eggs and meat every day

    07/04/2014 10:05:04 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/03/2014 | Lucy Crossley
    Those with a diet low in protein likely to gorge on carbohydrates and fat Proportion of protein in Western diets has dropped - which could account for obesity levels Poeple must eat enough protein to satisfy appetites, scientists say Protein is essential for the healthy growth and repair of body tissues Over the past 60 years the proportion of protein in Western diets has dropped, and researchers suggest this could account for soaring levels of obesity.
  • Why it Really Is Harder for Women to Lose Weight

    08/17/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/12 | Jennifer Van Allen
    You’re not imagining it: There really are differences between the way men and women diet, lose weight and respond to exercise. Some of the differences stem from biology; other differences are behavioral. But though many of these seem to give men a head start, they shouldn’t be taken to imply that guys have it easy. No matter who you are or where you’re starting, the road to your ideal weight is difficult at best, and confusing for most. But the information that researchers are unearthing about the differences in the way that men and women lose weight inspires hope that...
  • Woman Eats for 100 People Every Day… Weighs Only 48kg (100lbs)

    06/21/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    South Korea’s current fetish with ‘watching people eat’, or ‘dinner porn’ as the crazy is now known has uncovered a new star. The dinner porn craze involves no sex of course, but simply watching other people eat – online, on TV, wherever. According to a report on, quoting Elite Daily, Tae Ryun Huh is the new and emerging Korean sensation. No just because she eats, but because of how much she eats. And then this amazing fact – the school worker weighs 48kg. Tae Ryun Huh invited TV cameras to watch her eat and the South Korean show discovered...
  • Vitamin D and its effect on weight loss examined in new study

    04/25/2014 8:57:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies
    Dr. Caitlin Mason in her office at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on April 19, 2014Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch Click for high-res version SEATTLE - April 22, 2014 - A new study published online April 18 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that healthy or “replete” levels of vitamin D may be associated with weight loss in a certain segment of postmenopausal overweight women.Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center looked at the results of Vitamin D supplementation on a group of overweight women ages 50 to 75 who tested low in D....
  • Michelle Obama Wants You to Dance About a T. Rex to Lose Weight

    04/17/2014 9:26:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 17, 2014 | Staff
    First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign “Let’s Move” is encouraging kids to dance for the arrival of a dinosaur’s bones at the Smithsonian to achieve an active lifestyle. The Let’s Move blog explained on Wednesday: Yesterday, an exciting new addition to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History arrived: a 66.5 million year old Tyrannosaurus rex. In honor of the T. rex’s arrival, the Smithsonian is encouraging people to get up and dance. They’ve teamed up with Alaskan artist and musician Ray Troll and his band, The Ratfish Wranglers, to create “National Rex,” an original song celebrating the dinosaur’s arrival...
  • Age 50 and 100 pounds Overweight - It's Time to Lose

    11/07/2013 12:26:53 PM PST · by InHisService · 92 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 11-7-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    How do people let themselves get to be 100 pounds overweight? I suppose for everyone the story is a little different; here’s mine. First, before delving into the years of weight gain, I realized recently I was in denial about my weight and just how heavy I was. At 270 pounds, it just wasn’t sinking in that I was a hundred pounds overweight. It was after seeing recent pictures of myself that I realized just how heavy I was. I’m fairly tall, at 5’9”. I’ve always carried my weight pretty well. I’m top heavy, so that accounts for some of...
  • Eating five times a day helps weight loss

    10/08/2013 1:00:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:23PM BST 08 Oct 2013 | Alice Philipson
    Eating five times a day can help keep weight down, a new study has suggested, as scientists reject the idea that three daily meals is the key to staying healthy. Researchers say a daily routine of breakfast, lunch, dinner along with two further snacks a day can help shed pounds. But breaking the routine can lead to weight gain—for instance, skipping breakfast is associated with putting on weight, according to the study published in the International Journal of Obesity. …
  • Exercise is Not Likely to Be Your Ticket to the Weight-Loss Express

    09/07/2013 7:59:17 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 9/5/2013 | Yoni Freedhoff, MD
    The notion that moving more will translate to weight loss is a dangerous one. For individuals, it may effectively discourage exercise when results aren't seen on scales. For the media and entertainment industries, it often leads to the perpetuation of the "people-with-obesity-are-just-lazy" stereotype. For the food industry, it allows an embrace of exercise by means of sponsorship and marketing, which, in turn, helps companies deflect product blame and forestall industry-unfriendly legislation. And for public policy makers, it makes it challenging to make the case for interventions that increase exercise, as inevitably the outcome hoped for is weight loss, and when...
  • Diet Sodas, Other Products with Artificial Sweeteners Do Not Help with Weight Loss

    07/15/2013 4:18:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Nature World News ^ | Jul 12, 2013 | Affirunisa Kankudti
    Diet sodas and other artificially sweetened products don't help with weight loss, according to a new study from Purdue University. According to Susan E. Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences and a behavioral neuro scientist, it is important to know the effects of having too much artificial sweetener in the diet. She added that consuming too much food containing "no-calorie sweeteners" have been known to be associated with increased risk of heart problems and weight gain.About 30 percent of all adults in the U.S. consume artificial sweeteners. Even though, diet sodas have been considered healthy food by many, studies show...
  • Fat Cells Feel the Cold, Burn Calories for Heat

    07/01/2013 10:47:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 1 July 2013 | Elizabeth Norton
    Enlarge Image Burning fat in the cold. White fat cells sense cold directly, and release energy to warm up. Credit: Biophoto Associates/Science Source Transforming fat cells into calorie-burning machines may sound like the ultimate form of weight control, but the idea is not as far-fetched as it sounds. Unexpectedly, some fat cells directly sense dropping temperatures and release their energy as heat, according to a new study; that ability might be harnessed to treat obesity and diabetes, researchers suggest. Fat is known to help protect animals from the cold—and not only by acting as insulation. In the early 1990s,...
  • Drug Appears To Work For Weight-Loss In U-M Study

    07/01/2013 8:18:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2013 | NA
    Obese mice were given the drug Amlexanox lost weight. (credit: University of Michigan)ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - Could a drug used to treat canker sores be a miracle weight-loss solution? Researchers at University of Michigan are working to find out.Back in February, U-M researchers discovered that mice given the prescription drug, Amlexanox, lost weight without diet or exercise. Now, Dr. Elif Oral, an associate professor of internal medicine at U-M’s Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) division, is beginning the first human study to determine whether the drug will have the same effect in people.“The weight loss together in improved glucose metabolism...
  • Imposing Weight-Loss Guidelines: Another Function of ObamaCare?

    05/20/2013 1:00:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 20, 2013 | Glenn G. Lammi
    The federal Affordable Care Act, better known as “ObamaCare,” may provide activists and government a little-known wedge to advance their obesity agendas through regulated health-care providers — specifically America’s nearly 3,000 non-profit hospitals. One organization, The STOP Obesity Alliance, recently identified this wedge as a way to have such hospitals embrace its core convictions, including one principle which questions the role of personal responsibility as a cause and a solution to obesity.Community Health Needs Assessments. Section 9007 of the Act requires non-profit hospitals, as a condition of maintaining their tax-exempt status, to conduct Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs). These documents, which...
  • After weight-loss surgery, new gut bacteria keep obesity away

    03/27/2013 3:00:03 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 7 replies
    REUTERs ^ | Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:01pm EDT | By Sharon Begley
    The logic behind weight-loss surgery seems simple: rearrange the digestive tract so the stomach can hold less food and the food bypasses part of the small intestine, allowing fewer of a meal's calories to be absorbed. Bye-bye, obesity. A study of lab mice, published on Wednesday, begs to differ. It concludes that one of the most common and effective forms of bariatric surgery, called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, melts away pounds not - or not only - by re-routing the digestive tract, as long thought, but by changing the bacteria in the gut. Or, in non-scientific terms, the surgery somehow replaces...
  • Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says

    06/27/2012 9:55:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 25, 2012 | Melissa Healy
    In a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage of weight-loss treatments, a federal health advisory panel on Monday recommended that all obese adults receive intensive counseling in an effort to rein in a growing health crisis in America. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force urged doctors to identify patients with a body mass index of 30 or more — currently 1 in 3 Americans — and either provide counseling themselves or refer the patient to a program designed to promote weight loss and improve health prospects. Under the current healthcare law, Medicare and most private insurers would be required...
  • Green coffee beans show potential for losing weight

    03/28/2012 7:53:42 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 27 replies
    Orlando Slantinel ^ | 03.27.2012 | Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
    When roasted at 475 degrees, coffee beans are sometimes described as rich and full-bodied. But for the full-bodied person who is not so rich, unroasted coffee beans — green as the day they were picked — may hold the key to cheap and effective weight loss, new research suggests. In a study presented Tuesday at the American Chemical Society's spring national meeting in San Diego, 16 overweight young adults took, by turns, a low dose of green coffee bean extract, a high dose of the supplement, and a placebo. Though the study was small, the results were striking: Subjects lost...
  • Eating lots of chocolate helps people stay thin, study finds

    03/27/2012 2:07:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 86 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 27, 2012 | Ryan Jaslow
    The study found that people who frequently ate chocolate had a lower body mass index (BMI) than people who didn't. The researchers found that the participants - who were an average age of 57 - ate chocolate for an average of twice of week and exercised roughly 3.5 times per week. But the more frequent chocolate-eaters had smaller BMIs, a ratio of height and weight that's used to measure obesity. What explains the effect? Even though chocolate can be loaded with calories, it's full of antioxidants and other ingredients that may promote weight loss, the researchers said.
  • Chocolate cake breakfast could help you lose weight

    02/13/2012 12:27:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 2:10PM GMT 08 Feb 2012
    Eating chocolate cake as part of a full breakfast can help you lose weight, say scientists. It sounds too good to be true, but new research says having dessert—along with the traditional fry-up—burns off the pounds. Morning is the best time to consume sweets, because that's when the body's metabolism is most active—and we have the rest of the day to work off the calories, a new study shows. Eating cookies or chocolate as part of a breakfast that includes proteins and carbs also helps stem the craving for sweets later. Researchers split 193 clinically obese, non-diabetic adults into two...
  • Brown Fat, Triggered by Cold or Exercise, May Yield a Key to Weight Control

    01/25/2012 1:38:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 24, 2012 | GINA KOLATA
    Fat people have less than thin people. Older people have less than younger people. Men have less than younger women. It is brown fat, actually brown in color, and its great appeal is that it burns calories like a furnace... --snip-- The brown fat also kept its subjects warm. The more brown fat a man had, the colder he could get before he started to shiver. Brown fat, Dr. Carpentier and Jan Nedergaard, Dr. Cannon’s husband, wrote in an accompanying editorial, “is on fire.” On average, Dr. Carpentier said, the brown fat burned about 250 calories over three hours. But...
  • Couch potatoes gain weight without eating

    01/24/2012 1:00:12 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-22-12 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Not just the eating but also the actual position of “couch potatoes” is harmful, new research shows. It has been known for some time that people who watch hours of TV a day tend to be at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. The connection was thought to be because of munching junk food while watching. But Tel Aviv University researchers have found that not just the eating but also the actual position of “couch potatoes” is harmful. Being stretched out in front of the TV is considered to be “active inactivity” and causes viewers to gain weight. Such...
  • Why Smokers Are Skinny

    06/12/2011 12:02:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 101 replies
    SciencceNOW ^ | 9 June 2011 | Sarah C.P. Williams
    Craving an afternoon snack? Take a drag on a cigarette, and your hunger will likely disappear. Smoking is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the Unites States and other developed countries, causing lung cancer, heart disease, and chronic bronchitis. But smokers are, on average, skinnier than nonsmokers. New research reveals how nicotine, the active ingredient in cigarettes, works in the brain to suppress smokers' appetites. The finding also pinpoints a new drug target for nicotine withdrawal—and weight loss. The nicotine receptor in the brain has 15 subunits; they can combine in a multitude of ways to form different...
  • Losing Weight With Asthma Drug

    06/08/2011 9:35:54 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 8 replies ^ | 06/07/11 |
    Australian researchers have tested a new generation of asthma medication on a small sample of men, the effects show a high potential for improving fat and protein metabolism. The study involved seeing how various hormones affect the metabolism, specifically a class of hormones called catecholamines, which regulate heart rate, metabolism and breathing. The new generation asthma drug used called Formoterol, is a synthetic catecholamine. Although, the metabolic effects haven’t previously been studied, therapy doses given to animals have shown it stimulates the metabolism without affecting the heart.
  • Caption Contest: President And Mrs. Obama Meet Prince William And Princess Kate

    05/24/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/24/2011
    America's most powerful couple just met England's most popular. The British papers are already worried Princess Kate is looking too thin and Michelle Obama's floral dress was a bit too similar to the Queen's.
  • Victoria’s Secret Model Miranda Kerr Alkaline Food Diet

    04/12/2011 5:40:50 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 65 replies ^ | Brian Burke
    Victoria’s Secret model, Miranda Kerr who gave birth to Flynn, her first child with husband Orlando Bloom, in January – explained in addition to sticking to an eating plan specially devised for blood type A, she also supplements her diet to ensure her body receives maximum nutrition. The 27-year-old beauty said: “I am a blood type A and more often than not I eat specifically for my blood type. I also eat low GI, high alkaline foods, drink filtered water and eat mostly fresh produce and very little meat. “I believe it is important to supplement our food to ensure...
  • Barack Obama Hooked on Pills? [Tabloid alert]

    02/11/2011 11:18:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 85 replies · 1+ views
    showbizspy ^ | Thursday February 10, 2011
    America’s Globe magazine claims the President is hooked on prescription pills. The tabloid says Obama’s addiction nightmare is the real reason for the Commander-in-Chief’s shocking weight loss. The drugs — apparently used to help Barack battle depression — are a “cocaine-like” stimulant, according to Globe.
  • Too Tubby for Tinsel Town

    12/28/2010 8:09:02 AM PST · by The_Tick_01 · 131 replies · 5+ views
    The Right Network ^ | 12-21-2010 | Brian Cherry
    Is Christina Hendricks too fat? I don’t know. Does Baskin Robbins have too many flavors? Is Rudolph’s nose too shiny? Was Mother Theresa selfless? Are the fellas from the National Organization of Women too shrill and judgmental? Well okay, the answer to that last one is “yes”, but any guy with a functional “Y” chromosome and an IQ higher than of the average Sponge Bob character would answer a resounding “NO” regarding the lovely Ms. Hendricks and the state of her figure. Ever since she appeared on the hit AMC show “Mad Men”, Christina has done for the male population...
  • Can This Surgery Cure Diabetes?

    10/29/2010 11:21:29 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 59 replies
    MSN ^ | by Dr. Ranit Mishori, PARADE
    Several times a month I find myself delivering bad news to a patient: “You have diabetes.” The follow-up isn’t much better. The patient asks how to make it go away, and my response, often with a wistful sigh, is: “Right now, there’s nothing.” But that’s not quite the case any longer. Evidence is accumulating that bariatric surgery—an extreme measure for the very obese that involves reducing the size of the stomach to promote weight loss—may “cure” diabetes.
  • Two-Meal (Big Breakfast) Diet, Anyone? (Vanity)

    07/18/2010 1:55:44 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Hey Freepers, Would any of you skinny folks like to share you daily meal habits? How many meals do you eat, when, and how big are they? What sort of things do you eat? I ask this because I've recently embarked on a "big breakfast diet" and so far it seems like a great idea. I just want to see if it's sustainable long term, and if people are already doing it, that would indicate that it is. (The basics: Eat a huge protein-packed breakfast that includes one sweet indulgence and some carbs, then a reasonable protein lunch and little...
  • (Louisville KY)Fairdale H.S. graduate Army bound after losing 85 lbs

    06/13/2010 7:05:14 AM PDT · by Bratch · 14 replies · 616+ views
    WAVE-3 ^ | Jun 12, 2010 10:51 PM EDT | Shayla Reaves
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE)- A Fairdale High School graduate is headed to basic training next month after losing the 85 pounds needed to join the military. Emiley Steiger enlisted as an ammunition specialist and leaves for basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina in July. She said she decided to join the Army after a military recruiter spoke at Fairdale High School in Spring 2009. Steiger said she weighed 213 pounds at the time and described weight as a constant struggle. "I used to eat mayonnaise right out of the jar and had to quit," Steiger said. "I got a gym...
  • New Studies Eat Into Diet Math

    04/03/2010 8:22:18 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies · 883+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2010 | Carl Bialik
    How many calories must a dieter cut to lose a pound? The answer most dietitians have long provided is 3,500. But recent studies indicate that calories can't be converted into weight through a simple formula. The result is that the 3,500-calorie rule of thumb gets things very wrong over the long term, and has led health analysts astray. Much bigger dietary changes are needed to gain or shed pounds than the formula suggests. Consider the chocolate-chip-cookie fan who adds one 60-calorie cookie to his daily diet. By the old math, that cookie would add up to six pounds in a...
  • Study: Women who drink are less likely to gain weight

    03/08/2010 9:30:43 PM PST · by Pavegunner72 · 20 replies · 220+ views
    CNN Health ^ | March 8, 2010 | Anne Harding
    Some women avoid drinking calorie-filled cocktails, wine, and beer because they're worried about packing on the pounds. Now, a new study suggests that women who are moderate drinkers actually tend to gain less weight over time than teetotalers. The risk of becoming overweight or obese falls as alcohol consumption rises, even when factors such as smoking, fruit and vegetable consumption, and physical activity are taken into account, the study found. Women who consumed between 1.5 and 3 drinks daily had a 27 percent and 61 percent lower risk of becoming overweight or obese, respectively, than women who didn't drink at...
  • Appetite Suppressor Could Be an Alternative to Insulin (PDF link in article)

    03/04/2010 6:11:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 902+ views
    ScienceNOW ^ | March 1, 2010 | Jennifer Couzin-Frankel
    In 1922, a Toronto teenager with diabetes became the first person to be saved by insulin treatment, and since then injections have sustained millions of diabetics, who don’t make their own hormone. But are there alternatives to a lifetime of insulin therapy? A new study suggests that an appetite-suppressing hormone called leptin is just as effective as insulin at controlling diabetes in mice. The discovery of insulin transformed type 1 diabetes from a fatal to a chronic disease. In this type of diabetes, the body destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, resulting in high blood glucose levels. (The more common...
  • New gene test may help you pick your diet: report

    03/03/2010 3:43:03 PM PST · by brytlea · 11 replies · 399+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 3, 2010 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Can't lose weight on a low-fat diet? Maybe you need to cut carbs instead, and a new genetic test may point the way, maker Interleukin Genetics Inc reported on Wednesday. The small study of about 140 overweight or obese women showed that those on diets "appropriate" for their genetic makeup lost more weight than those on less appropriate diets, researchers told an American Heart Association meeting.
  • Swearing surgeon snaps over woman's 'lifestyle' choice.

    02/13/2010 7:43:42 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 87 replies · 1,411+ views ^ | Feb 11, 2010 | Kerri Ritchie
    A surgeon in New Zealand has received a dressing down for swearing at a severely obese patient. The New Zealand Herald newspaper reports the doctor said "f..." at least three times after the 44-year-old obese woman told him she did not like the word "diet" and preferred the term "lifestyle".
  • Surgery better than diet, exercise in obese teens

    02/09/2010 7:29:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 746+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/10 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Severely obese teens who had surgery to limit what they could eat lost more weight and enjoyed more health benefits than those who did an intensive lifestyle program, researchers said on Tuesday. They said 21 of 25 severely obese teens aged 14 to 18 who underwent a form of gastric banding lost more than half of their excess weight compared with just 3 out of 25 who did a diet, exercise and behavior modification program. "In this study, gastric banding proved to be an effective intervention leading to a substantial and durable reduction in obesity and to...
  • Surgery, lifestyle changes charge man's massive weight loss

    01/13/2010 4:22:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1,045+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Sean Bowlin
    1/13/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Mike Porter is about half the man he used to be. His weight reduction is due in large part to an Air Force bariatric surgery program, plus eating healthy, weightlifting and running. Surgery changed the retired master sergeant's life. "I'd been trying to lose weight for about four years," said Mr. Porter, who's shrunk from a peak of 334 pounds and a 46-inch waist down to 198 pounds with a 34-inch waist. "Nothing was working. I'd lose five pounds, just to gain back 10." He was doing aerobic exercises, but his...
  • Calorie Counters Have It Right, Diet Study Says

    11/09/2009 3:53:21 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 51 replies · 1,684+ views
    You aren't what you eat. You're how much. That's the message from a two-year National Institutes of Health-funded study that assigned 811 overweight people to one of four reduced-calorie diets and found that all trimmed pounds just the same. It didn't matter what foods participants ate, but rather how many calories they consumed. An intense debate has long raged over which dieting regimen is best. Low carb? High protein? Low fat? But the federal study, one of the longest of its kind, "really goes against the idea that certain foods are the key to weight loss," says Frank Sacks, principal...
  • New PETA Billboard Ad Campaign Refers to Overweight Women as "Whales" - Video 8/20/09

    08/20/2009 8:22:24 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 1,053+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 20, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from Fox & Friends this morning where they discussed a new offensive PETA billboard ad campaign that refers to women as "Whales" who are overweight. The ad seeks to push people to become vegetarians to "Save the Whales - Lose the Blubber," referring to people who are overweight. The billboards show images of women who have extra pounds. A PETA spokesman defends the ads, but a dietician said the ads are degrading an humiliating to both overweight and thin people alike. She also said studies show being vegetarian is no better for weight loss than a diet...